Best Metal Songs

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201 The Killchain - Bolt Thrower

Yeah, I have one of theirs but vinyl sucks. Too lazy to play it.

The best song by one of the most iconic death metal bands.

202 Vermillion - Slipknot
203 Are You Dead Yet? - Children of Bodom

I have one of theirs, and the lead guitarist is very talented.

Very Good song, should be ranked a but higher...

204 The Blind Leader - Kalmah
205 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen
206 Thorns of Crimson Death - Dissection
207 Aenima - Tool

Tool and Metallica are the greatest bands full stop. They just knew when to reign it in. He is so intelligent it is staggering. Metallica are entitled to do whatever they wish, so I defend them no matter what because I love them.

This is my current favorite song! My favorite song changes so much! But, in the end, it always seems to be a Tool song! Tool might be my favorite band, either that or System of a Down. - moose4life19

Prescient, no? You'd better learn to swim now, and leave your copy of 'Aenema' and 'Salival' at home, unless it proves useful in fighting off a Great White Shark once the glaciers melt.

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208 Points of Authority - Linkin Park
209 Lateralus - Tool

Maynard's bank account is evidence enough that this track didn't go un-noticed. And he never sold his soul to make a record, though he says he did. Great track from one of their best albums. I look forward to the new one arriving in the next few-decades.

This is 9 minutes of pure emotion from the moment you feel the loneliness of the opening guitar to Maynard's emotion-filled proclamation of embracing the random and illogical aspects of life. I highly recommend if you're down in the dumps and looking for inspiration.

Tool's Stairway to Heaven. Without doubt one of the greatest metal songs of the 21st century. Too good to go unnoticed

The best song ever! It deserves number 1 not 279! Best drummer, vocalist, and song writer of all time! Vote this higher now!

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210 Spit Out the Bone - Metallica

Incredible. Enough said

Metallica still got it.


211 Mirror Mirror - Blind Guardian

What the hell, are you people demented? Why is there only one Blind Guardian song on the list? Can you people not see good metal when you hear it? This isn't even Guardian's best song and it's the only one on the list. Any metal list automatically becomes a joke if a Blind Guardian song isn't in the top ten.

212 ... and Justice for All - Metallica

BEST SONG EVER! Why is song not number 1! Master Of Puppets is nothing compared to... And Justice For All. Metallica's best album and song best song on this list BEST SONG IN THE WORLD

My favourite album.

213 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer

Yes, sinister, morbid, progressive, and an ode to Gein. How I miss this style of Slayer.

214 Chemical Warfare - Slayer

Correction. I own so much stuff. Off the Haunting the Chapel ep, it's great.

Live Slayer is Live Slayer. Decades of Aggression is better x 2 cds.

215 (Sic) - Slipknot
216 Blood and Thunder - Mastodon

We didn't raise our backs and crack our horsewhips, and that is why this song has failed to prevail.

Classic song from a classic metal album "Leviathan".

Curious, noisy racket. Not a big fan.

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217 The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson

Why is this song so low? This should at least be number 20!

This song is not really great as the one is but shouldn't be here

This should be number one. Why so low? - Disturbedpotato

This should be top 5 at least, but will always be number 1 in my books(except maybe Clown by KoRn, which should be on this list)

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218 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
219 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

I’d say it should be #1 with the sentinel by Judas Priest but that’s from the hard rock era. - CostcoHotDogs

220 Unholy Confessions - Avenged Sevenfold

Drums except snare need to go up

The tradionslist don't like them. I don't even know them. It's probably the names of the band members which makes them sound cheesy. In fact it does. Sorry.

Out of the songs on this list, unholy confessions is a margionlised best. Would have gone for nightmare had I have seen it, but this is another of my favourites. Can't believe how few avenged songs are on here though,

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